Register for temporary employment

The National Archives offers temporary work across a range of business areas.

Depending on our business needs, we may need full-time, part-time or casual staff for contracts up to 18 months.

We keep a register of people interested in temporary employment, and may contact them if work comes up.

You must apply online to be added to the register. Your application will remain active for the current financial year or until you withdraw it, whichever comes first.

Make sure your resume is kept up-to-date. You can log into our our candidate portal at any time to update it.


  • We will only contact you if we have a vacancy that suits your skills and experience.
  • Positions are temporary, so you should not expect to gain ongoing employment.
  • We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

Eligibility: You must be an Australian citizen and be able to get and maintain security clearance to at least Baseline Level

How to apply: Upload your resume and apply online.